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The Start-Up of You

The Start-Up of You | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
This is not your parents’ job market. Workers need to be able to invent, adapt and reinvent their jobs every day.
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TechCrunch | Will We Need Teachers Or Algorithms?

TechCrunch | Will We Need Teachers Or Algorithms? | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
In my last post, I argued that software will take over many of the tasks doctors do today. And what of education? We find a very similar story of what the popular – and incredibly funny!
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Florida's unemployed could be forced to upgrade skills to receive benefits

Florida's unemployed could be forced to upgrade skills to receive benefits | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
Unemployed Floridians who don't take free training to upgrade their skills could lose their benefits for any week they don't comply, in proposed legislation by Rep.  Doug Holder, R-Sarasota.The...
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Desperately Seeking Talent

Desperately Seeking Talent | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
David A.Shaywitz reviews The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else by George Anders...
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Is an Ivy League Diploma Worth It?

Is an Ivy League Diploma Worth It? | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
As student-loan default rates climb and college graduates fail to land jobs, an increasing number of students are betting they can get just as far with a degree from a less-expensive school as they can with a diploma from an elite school—without...
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Do Too Many Kids Go To College? : NPR

Getting a college degree is often touted as a way to increase your income and your ability to compete in the job market. But are too many unprepared students being pushed into taking on large amounts of debt?
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Industry Puts Heat on Schools to Teach Skills Employers Need

Industry Puts Heat on Schools to Teach Skills Employers Need | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
Big U.S. employers, worried about replacing retiring baby boomers, are wading deeper into education and growing bolder about telling educators how to run their business.
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Economists See More Jobs for Machines, Not People

Economists See More Jobs for Machines, Not People | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
Automation is edging into some of the last redoubts of human-only work, such as sales.
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Silicon Valley's New Hiring Strategy | Fast Company

Silicon Valley's New Hiring Strategy | Fast Company | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it

"In Silicon Valley, some dare to ask: Why hire a PhD, when a self-taught kid is just as good?"

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There’s Something Happening Here

There’s Something Happening Here | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
What’s behind all the social protests erupting from Tunisia to Wall Street? Some call it The Great Disruption. Others call it The Big Shift. You decide.
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On jobs, Obama needs to be a radical

On jobs, Obama needs to be a radical | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
The president needs to show he’s ready to think radically on jobs, that means taking a page from India’s successful corporations.
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Pulling off the ultimate career makeover - Fortune Management

Pulling off the ultimate career makeover - Fortune Management | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
Job security has gone the way of the three-martini lunch. You can't become bulletproof, but you can reinvent yourself. How five gutsy professionals turned job setbacks into satisfying, sustainable careers.
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When Unemployed Becomes 'Effectively Unemployable' : NPR

When Unemployed Becomes 'Effectively Unemployable' : NPR | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
Long-term unemployment is worse than it's been at any time since before World War II. That's very bad news not just for the unemployed, but for the long-term health of the U.S. economy.
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Job Training Struggles to Keep Pace in an Economy in Flux

Job Training Struggles to Keep Pace in an Economy in Flux | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of Americans have enrolled in federally financed programs, but remain out of work.
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Skilled for Success?: Raising a 21st Century Workforce

Skilled for Success?: Raising a 21st Century Workforce | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
A global educational movement is in play, often called the "21st century skills" movement, that is helping move schools closer to learning designs that better prepare students for success in learning, work and life.
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Stanford Opens Seven New Online Courses for Enrollment (Free)

Stanford Opens Seven New Online Courses for Enrollment (Free) | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it


This fall, Stanford launched a highly-publicized experiment in online learning. The university took three of its most popular computer science courses and made them freely available to the world.
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College Tuition, Student Loans, and Unemployment

College Tuition, Student Loans, and Unemployment | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it

WOW. "Americans owe well over six hundred billion dollars in college debt." 

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Students Pick Easier Majors Despite Less Pay

Students Pick Easier Majors Despite Less Pay | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
College students continue to gravitate toward liberal-arts majors despite better pay prospects for those who study engineering, science and math—disciplines deemed too rigorous for many.
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How to solve the other unemployment crisis - Fortune Tech

How to solve the other unemployment crisis - Fortune Tech | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner argues that unemployment is worse than the numbers would lead you to believe -- and makes bold proposals on how to resolve the crisis.
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Finding the Right Employees

Finding the Right Employees | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
Failings in the U.S. education system or other external factors usually get blamed. But the real problem may be that so many companies don't do training anymore or allow people any time to grow into a job.
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At Waldorf School in Silicon Valley, Technology Can Wait

At Waldorf School in Silicon Valley, Technology Can Wait | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
The Waldorf School’s computer-free environment has become a draw for parents at high-tech companies like Google.
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Start Talking Skills, Not Just Jobs

Start Talking Skills, Not Just Jobs | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
A robust American economy will be one that can supply the right people with the right skills at the right time.
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Excellent article on what is needed for the workforce.
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15 Stunning Statistics About the Jobs Market - Yahoo! Finance

15 Stunning Statistics About the Jobs Market - Yahoo! Finance | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
Next week, the Labor Department will release its much-anticipated monthly jobs report.
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How To Get A Job In America | Fast Company

How To Get A Job In America | Fast Company | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it

"President Obama wants to spend $447 billion to boost the economy. The American Jobs Act will cut taxes for employers and most families, build roads and renovate schools, and provide unnamed assistance for the unemployed. But it remains uncertain if any of that is going to lead the jobless to rewarding gigs that make full use of their talents."

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The Freelance Surge Is the Industrial Revolution of Our Time

The Freelance Surge Is the Industrial Revolution of Our Time | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it
The boom in independent work is changing the way we think about jobs and careers. Does Washington get it?
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Online Enterprises Gain Foothold as Path to a College Degree

Online Enterprises Gain Foothold as Path to a College Degree | Education and the Job Economy | Scoop.it

Interesting trends in education: “Instead of a full entree of four years in college, it’ll be more like grazing or going to tapas bars,” Mr. Finn said, “with people piecing together a postsecondary education from different sources.”

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